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We at IanFitness are putting together a fund raising and conservation / awareness event at our Queen Anne fitness studio. On Friday, March 4th beginning at 6:15PM, we will be holding a special group workout followed by a screening of the documentary "Racing Extinction". We are calling the event #move4mantas and the donations we collect will go to the MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE and aid them in their work.
We can thank the oceans for providing half of the oxygen we breathe, giving us a fifth of the animal protein we eat and absorbing about a third of human-created CO2 emissions. Oceans are also a highly promising source of new medicines. But, strangely, we, humans, continue to carelessly destroy precious marine ecosystems, home to millions of species from the tiniest plankton to enormous blue whales.
Without healthy oceans, our prosperity – our very survival – will be threatened. Currently only about 2% of our oceans are protected with barely 1% strongly protected in "no-take" reserves—places where no one is allowed to extract fish, oil or other resources. This is not enough to avert disaster! Marine scientists recommend strong protection of 20-30% of our oceans to save marine life from extinction. Through the implementation of Marine Conservation Institute's largest initiative, the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES, pronounced glôr-ees) they plan to avert extinction of marine life in the face of unprecedented climate change and human impact.
Help us protect 20 to 30% of our oceans, saving marine life and ourselves from extinction. Support GLORES and protect life on Planet Earth!
At IanFitness, we have been helping the people of Seattle for over six years and now we want to help the people of Seattle come together as one to help the entire world. As fitness coaches, we spend a great deal of time motivating people and showing them that they are so much more capable than they've ever dreamed; that they can achieve amazing things. That is exactly what the film "Racing Extinction" has done - showed us and the world, that we are capable of even greater things.
We suggest a $10 donation; however, any donation will go a long way to helping us meet our goal for MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE and healthy oceans!